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. >> reporter: in arlington, beth parker, fox 5 news. >> thanks so much for joining us tonight at 10:00. here's brian now with the news edge at 11:00. >>> close encounters of a scary kind above russia this morning, 1,000 people injured by a meteor while an astroid skims by the earth. now the rest of us are wondering what the heck is going on? the blinding flash and the booming shock you heard was an event straight out of a sci-fi movie. the giant meteor blazed across the sky over parts of russia and exploded. let's go to will thomas in the newsroom with more. >> the meteor exploded with the force of an atomic bomb about 12 to 15 miles high. the resulting meteorite scattered across parts of russia, 1,100 people hurt and many sent to the hospital. let's show you again, another day for people out on the roads about 9:30 in the morning there, but nothing normal about that meteor. it was a fireball estimated to be about 50 feet wide, more than 7,000 tons and traveling about 40,000 miles an hour. the dashcams that captured a lot of this video are common in the cars of everyday russian folks because
. another blizzard slamming several states. we could soon feel its impact. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm shawn yancy. get ready for some rain and even some flood watches, of course, some winter weather advisories, too. sue palka has the latest information coming into the weather center tonight. >> it looks like this is not going to be a problem for us in the morning, but we've got some rain coming, enough that we've got some flood watches up and there could even be a rumble of thunder tomorrow at the same time we also have winter weather advisories off to our west. it's coming from that same storm. we'll take another look on radar. this is a huge snowstorm. there is an awful lot of severe weather associated with it in addition to big wind, but this is a drought stricken area, so they're calling that snow white gold even if it has been a lot of work for folks in wichita and kansas city and across much of oklahoma. that area of low pressure that's producing the snow will be weakening, but we are really going to tap some very heavy moisture. it looks like we could be
be east of us in the next hour and dealing with cloud cover here for most of your monday along with these mild temperatures. right now warming up and it's just rain, reagan national reported a temperature of 39. bwi 37. enjoy today, it's going to warmup into the upper 50s and a few low 60s south and west of washington this afternoon. with a few peaks of sunshine but predominantly a cloudy monday. a very active weather pattern. might be wintery weather on the way. details on that in a minute. let's do traffic with julie wright. >> on the roads right now hands are full. police activity tying up the community along route 5 near silver hill road and route 5 at iverson. blocked because wires on the highway. inbound on 50 down to 26 miles an hour headed in towards northeast washington. pop up the cameras and show you what else is happening. southbound 270, they cleared an accident that was tying up the right hand exit. the right lanes rather headed on to the inner loop of the bhelt way. delays south on 270 and again from falls road headed out towards the split. lanes are open 395 and
in the region. tucker barnes will tell us about the weather, julie, traffic. it is valentine's day, thursday february 14th. we were talking about those icy conditions in montgomery county. colsville road and rockville pike. the roads are so slick. police right now are helping drivers turn around and go back north. good morning i'm tony perkins. >> and i'm allison seymour. and there are slick spots throughout the region. after some light snow fell overnight, this is video shot from oakton, virginia. >> with snow comes school delays. frederick and carol county maryland schools opening two hours late. in virginia page county call schools are delayed two hours. >> i don't think i've ever seen snowflakes as big as i saw last night. >> it was very pretty. >> it was absolutely gorgeous last night about 7:30 in northwest washington and the transition taking place. left over here light accumulations. generally washington points north and west trace to about an inch, inch plus. but temperatures have fallen back below freezing. let's get to the numbers. at reagan national we are looking at temperatures
start off with the surprising resignation of pope benedict xvi. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm shawn yancy. it's the announcement that stunned virtually everyone. the pope will step down the end of this month. fox 5's will thomas is in the newsroom with the reason behind the move and how the church plans to fill one of the most prestigeous jobs in the world. >> the reason, the pop says he's physically and mental -- the pope says he's physically and mentally not up to it. cardinal joe george ratzinger with the -- cardinal george ratzinger and by all counts pope benedict actually a shy man who loves reading and writing books more than greeting crowds. >> he has come to the conclusion that he doesn't have the physical energy any longer to discharge his duties as pope. >> cardinal wuerl says that admission from the pope is more evidence the father is a him man. at 85 years old -- a humble man. at 85 years old pope benedict 16th says he no has the strength to lead and no one including the archbishop saw this coming, the first time it's happened in nearly 600 years. >
at the time of the incident and used a marked car to didtain the men. the judge didn't immediately take them into custody. they will have to turn this wills into the county jail march 8 errorth, shawn. back to you. >> thank you. >>> and a crane crew working around the roof of a church hurt when the crane collapsed against the steeple. at the time of the collapse, the building and grounds were filled with nearly 70 preschool students. fox 5s john henrehan is 92 the newsroom with more details. john. >> reporter: currently, fairfax county officials say saint like's episcopal church can not be acpied by anyone. it was filled with children and staff members today when a crane fell over under the church's steeple nowadays, many steep wills continue hid -- contain hidden arrays of cell phonan 10as. they pumped them out of than 10as in the steeple at saint like's episcopal church in the fort hunt second of fairfax county. a two-man crew from the bmn tower company was hoisted to the steepel to examine it when the truck on which the crane is based tipped over. jim perkins was operating the train from
us all about that. it is tuesday february 12th. good morning i'm tony perkins. >> and i'm allison seymour. it's more than that , it's fat tuesday. >> that's right, yes. >> tucker barnes joining us now. looks like a great day today. >> should be a nice day. high temperatures later this afternoon in the low 50s and plenty of sunshine along with drier air. let's get to the numbers. we're in the 40s at reagan national. not terrible. dulles 44. b wi marhsall 43. do bring a jacket. it is breezy and it does feel cool. make sure the kids are ready for a winter morning. the winds have been blowing to 20 or 30 or gusting at 20 to 30. winds at about 8 in washington. hagerstown still 23. a breezy day along with the sunshine. very quiet weather pattern setting up for your tuesday. clouds overnight, clouds off to our north. mostly sunny day and a lot more sunshine than yesterday. clouds moving through from time to time. pattern starts to change. cloud up tonight and by tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night, we could do some rain and/or snow across the area. we'll have more details on that comi
look at the u.s. capitol dome right now. look a little breezy out there. camera shaking around just a bit. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. >> good morning. we've got some cool temperatures. we'll have some clouds and eventually some rain showers around today. not going to rain all day. let's go right to the satellite- radar. you can see right now we are still dealing with clear skies but rain on the way there now pushing into west virginia, western pennsylvania and again, we'll see the clouds increase over the introduction couple of hours and eventually some rain showers. the dynamics here are not terribly impressive. not expecting a whole lot in the way of rain. but we'll get several hours of rain t will probably last through the evening commute and we'll see things gradually start to clear out. if you are well out to the west, and i do mean well out to the west, some of the sheltered valleys out there in western maryland, there is the possibility of a little bit of this coming down as sleet or freezing rain early and there is
. >>> the d.c. area lucked out with this storm, scraping by with only some of us seeing a few inches. but the weather caused major headaches for travelers. according to flightaware.com, more than 5,000 flights were canceled this weekend. many passengers still in good spirits, saying it's not much they can do about the weather. remember, you can traffic winter weather with the fox 5 weather app. if you can't get to a tv, fox 5 is streaming our newscast live to your cell phone. go to myfoxdc.com for more information. >>> still developing this morning, a nationwide manhunt continues for a former los angeles police officer accused of killing three people. now investigators are expanding their search to mexico, after a four-day search in the snowy california mountains proved unsuccessful. here's that story. >> reporter: bumper-to-bumper traffic and long delays for people heading into mexico. >> usually you go right through. but not this time. >> it's pretty bad. about two hour wait on the freeway. >> reporter: that wait do in large part to the manhunt for christopher dorner. authorities r
/10/13 >>> this is fox 5 news at 6:00. weekend edition. >> growing controversy over the president use of drone strikes against suspected terrorists. even those who are u.s. citizens. >> officials upping the ante for the former lapd officer accused of going on a killing spree. >> after a storm comes the clean up. that's what people in new england are busy doing. the latest on the blizzard of 2013. thanks for joining us. >> new details emerging tonight in a murder investigation in prince georges county. an elderly woman beaten to death. lauren is in the news room with the latest. >> police say they got a call for a welfare check. when officers arrived they found the victim unresponsive. >> prince georges county police and homicide detectives going door to door in one neighborhood. an elderly woman was murdered inside her own home. >> we're trying to alert the neighborhood, the neighbors and people in the vicinity as to what occurred here yesterday. >> officers aren't releasing details but 71-year-old geroldine suffered trauma. her nephew came running over in a panic after attempting to visit his aunt. h
listening towards land is expected to reach -- limping towards land is expected to reach the u.s. shore in an hour and a half. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. it's the end to a nightmare vacation for thousands of passengers on board talk nothing power, no working bathrooms for many. >> the horrible heat and smell forced some passengers to sleep outside on the top deck. fox 5's will thomas is following the story for us. >> the cruise ship is pulling up to the dock right now and for the 4,200 passengers and crew aboard they cannot get off that ship soon enough. let's take another live shot of the cruise ship. it's already been cleared by customs, so we expect to see the first passengers walk off within 30 minutes of being tied up. it's been a long agonizing five days adrift in the gulf of mexico. here's more. >> our best estimate right now, once the ship ties up we estimate that it will take four to five hours to complete debarking of all the guests off the ship. >> a nightmare on the water and another one just to get off. passenger as board the crippl
. >> this is it, miami. >> hope you had a nice valentine's day. thanks so much for joining us tonight. here's brian now with the news edge at 11:00. >>> a developing story, a crippled cruise ship carrying thousands of frustrated passengers has finally arrived at dock. you're looking at live pictures from mobile, alabama. the ship was pushed, pulled and towed halfway across the gulf of mexico after a fire took out the main power source. for the 4,000 passengers the past four days may have felt never ending. their ordeal is still not over yet. fox 5's will thomas has the latest in the newsroom. >> the ship has cleared by customs, so we expect to see the first passengers walk off any moment. it has been a long agonizing five days adrift in the gulf of mexico. keep in mind this was supposed to be a four day cruise. a nightmare on the water and another one just to get off this thing. let's go back to those live pictures. passengers aboard the crippled ship lined up for hours long before it even got close to shore here in alabama. toilets have overflowed, buckets of sewage line some of the hallwa
us. i'm laura evans. >> i'm maureen umeh. let's start with a look at the forecast. here is a look look outside. we are dealing with bone chilling temperatures and some remnants of snow. the winter woes are not over yet. more snow could be on the way. fox 5 gwen tolbart is in the weather center with the first look at the forecast. >> you are right, it's bone chilling outside. temperatures are going to rise but a little later in the week. we have to deal with manage longer as well as more snow. we have light snow activity stretching from hagerstown to leesburg and toward the i-70 crow door. it's a -- corridor. it's a little bit of that system that pushes its way in the last few days, a series of clippers actually. clouds are in full force. you can see once again we are getting a burst that will be heading through. we will get a bit of a break but then back to it once again as we head into the beginning of the week. we do have a winter weather advisory in effect as well as a winter storm watch for highland, allegany and pendleton in effect from monday to tuesday. temperatures right n
for the past two weeks. yet another one will dive down from the north and west here and bring us another round of snow showers late this afternoon and then tonight. tonight will be the heart of it. again, not a lot of moisture to work with. maybe enough to coat the ground. maybe some places could get up to about an inch of snow. temperature will be cold enough that what falls will stick tonight. we have to be concerned about it as any of you that were driving around tonight, didn't get a whole lot of snow. highs in the mid- to upper 30s. 37 in washington. generally clouds and your morning commute, i think most of your afternoon commute should be just fine. >> okay. >> you're done talking. >> let's check in with julie wright right now. >> i think you ran out of gas. >> been up too long. let me pounce on this mode while i can. no problems to report leaving newington headed up to the capital beltway. traffic running freely on 395 as you travel north of the beltway trying to get past duke street. no issue reported right now continuing out to the 14th street bridge. traffic on the beltway running w
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